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Dating from the 18th century automatic knives are spring loaded to pop open at the touch of a finger. Automatic knife designs range widely from modern utilitarian knives made of steel or ceramic to more decorative blades with bone or intricate wooden handles. Automatic knives are carried by anyone from craftsmen and outdoorsmen to armed forces and law enforcement. Anyone who might need a compact folding knife that can be opened with one hand might have need of an automatic knife.
Automatic knives are frequently known as switchblades, a term that has seen controversy. While many automatic knives are simply for utilitarian purposes there are offensive blades and stilettos that started to receive negative attention in the 1950s in the US. During this era switchblades were outlawed by some states or restricted in others in an attempt to curb youth and gang violence. Today there are exceptions to these laws that allow for spring-assisted or assisted-opening knives, meaning that additional force is required to open the knife fully. These lever-action knives are legal to own and trade.
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